Category: Judaism

  • Download E-books Essential Judaism: Updated Edition: A Complete Guide to Beliefs, Customs & Rituals PDF

    By George Robinson

    You’ll locate every little thing you must find out about being Jewish during this integral, revised and up-to-date consultant to the non secular traditions, daily practices, philosophical ideals, and historic foundations of Judaism.

    What occurs at a synagogue provider? What are the foundations for holding kosher? How do I mild the Hanukah candles? what's within the Hebrew Bible? What do the Jewish vacation trips symbolize? What should still I be educating my childrens approximately being Jewish?

    With the 1st variation of Essential Judaism, George Robinson provided the realm the available compendium that he sought while he rediscovered his Jewish id as an grownup. In his “ambitious and all-inclusive” (New York occasions ebook Review) consultant, Robinson illuminates the Jewish lifestyles cycle at each level and lays out many desirable elements of the religion—the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism, the evolution of Hasidism, and masses more—while holding a company specialize in different paths to dwelling a great Jewish existence in today’s world.

    Now, a decade and a part later, Robinson has up-to-date this important introductory textual content with info on subject matters together with denominational shifts, same-sex marriage, the intermarriage debate, transgender Jews, the expansion of anti-Semitism, and the altering function of ladies in worship, besides many different hotly debated themes within the modern Jewish global and beyond.

    The excellent present for a Bar/Bat Mitzvah or someone wondering conversion—this is the final word better half for somebody drawn to studying extra approximately Judaism, the type of ebook its readers will revisit again and again for years yet to come.
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  • Download E-books Jesus, Q, and the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Judaic Approach to Q (Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen Zum Neuen Testament) (German Edition) PDF

    By Simon J Joseph

    In his paintings, Simon J. Joseph proposes a brand new operating version for knowing the Jewish ethnicity, group, provenance, and compositional characteristics in Q--the earliest and finest resource for the Palestinian Jewish Jesus circulate. He significantly compares the most important literary positive factors of Q 3-7, a bit which introduces John the Baptist and comprises the Beatitudes and Jesus' respond to John in gentle of the useless Sea Scrolls, the Essenes, and first-century Jewish knowledge traditions and messianism. through carrying out a severe comparative research of Q 6:20-23, Q 7:22, 4Q525, and 4Q521, this technique successfully demanding situations the existing assumption that Q is a Galilean textual content representing a non-messianic and non-apocalyptic Galilean department of the early Jesus flow that was once dissociated from the early Jerusalem neighborhood and gives a brand new method of figuring out the intimate courting among Early Judaism and Christianity.
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  • Download E-books Lubavitcher Women in America: Identity and Activism in the Postwar Era PDF

    By Bonnie J. Morris

    Lubavitcher ladies in the USA bargains an extraordinary examine the area of Hasidic ladies activists because global warfare II. The revival of ultra-Orthodox Judaism within the moment 1/2 the 20 th century has baffled many assimilated American Jews, particularly these Jewish feminists adverse to Orthodox interpretations of women's roles. this article provides voice to the lives of these Hasidic girls who served the overdue Lubavitcher Rebbe as educators and outreach activists, and examines their frequently profitable efforts to recruit different Jewish ladies to the Lubavitcher neighborhood in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. crucial to this ebook is how Lubavitcher girls have "talked again" to American feminist proposal. Arguing that American feminism can't release Jewish women--that a in particular Jewish spirituality is extra acceptable and fulfilling--Lubavitcher ladies have helped to swell the ranks in their Rebbe's fans by way of aggressively selling the allure of conventional, established Jewish observance. The e-book hence bargains a different examine lady anti-feminist non secular rhetoric, articulately awarded by means of Jewish "fundamentalists.
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  • Download E-books The Rise of Israel: A History of a Revolutionary State (Israeli History, Politics and Society) PDF

    The country of Israel is among the such a lot debatable nations on the earth. but, its exact production and upward thrust to energy in 1948 has no longer been competently defined both by way of its pals (mainstream Zionists) nor by way of its detractors (Arabists and post-Zionists).

    Using numerous comparative methodologies; from contrasting the Jewish kingdom to different minorities within the Ottoman Turkish Empire to the increase of the 4 Tigers in Asia to newly self reliant international locations and progressive socialist nations in Europe and Asia, Jonathan Adelman examines how Israel has won the energy to beat nice hindrances and turn into a significant nearby strength within the heart East by way of 2007.

    Themes addressed include:

    • how the construction of Israel is strikingly diversified from that of such a lot new states, as undetermined by way of the main structural forces on the planet within the 20th century
    • how voluntarist forces, these of person selection, will and procedure, performed a tremendous function in its production and success
    • in-depth research of the construction of a innovative get together, executive, military and mystery police as serious to the luck of the socialist revolution (1881–1977)
    • the enormity of the forces aligned opposed to the country; from significant foreign and spiritual companies representing billions of individuals, foreign reluctance to assisting Israel in drawback, and inner Israeli and Jewish issues
    • the large influence of progressive (socialist and semi-capitalist nationalist) components in giving Israel the energy to outlive and turn into an important neighborhood energy over time.

    Jonathan Adelman offers a clean point of view to view some of the most debatable states on this planet and avoids the hugely charged ideological descriptions that regularly plague such discussions. figuring out the increase of Israel, a significant kingdom within the sector, is helping to provide an explanation for very much in regards to the center East today.

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  • Download E-books Beyond Auschwitz: Post-Holocaust Jewish Thought in America PDF

    By Michael L. Morgan

    To at the present time Jewish thinkers fight to articulate definitely the right reaction to the unheard of disaster of the Holocaust. the following, Morgan bargains the 1st complete evaluation of Post-Holocaust Jewish theology, quoting largely from and examining all the major American writings of the flow. Morgan's lucid research clarifies the history of the circulate within the postwar interval, its origins, its personality, and its legacy for next considering, theological and differently. finally, Morgan's fundamental goal is to inform the tale of the stream, to light up its actual, deep aspect, and to illustrate its carrying on with relevance today.
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  • Download E-books The Relationship of Orthodox Jews with Believing Jews of Other Religious Ideologies and Non-Believing Jews (The Orthodox Forum) PDF

    By Adam Mintz

    Some time past twenty years, formal denominational relationships organizationally in Jewish existence have declined and but the interplay among Orthodox Jews and non-Orthodox Jews on own and family members degrees and within the paintings position hasn't ever been larger.

    While there is not any dramatic statistical bring up in Orthodox association, there's documented proof that Orthodoxy this present day is a growing to be circulation with a tender, a professional and observant constituency. A serious query for Orthodoxy this present day is whether or not it is going to see itself as a sectarian stream or one who eagerly embraces matters dealing with the Jewish humans as an entire.

    Despite a rise within the cost of intermarriage between American Jews, there's a present pattern in the direction of elevated Jewish identity as expressed within the spiritual, cultural and political arenas in the framework of the Jewish group. it's accordingly that The Orthodox discussion board has selected to investigate those extraordinary alterations happening in either the Orthodox and non-Orthodox neighborhood.

    As the phenomenon of engagement Jewishly via the non-Orthodox has been welcomed in such a lot circles, it has created a different problem for the Orthodox neighborhood. How is the Orthodox group to keep up its strict dedication to the ritual and theological foundations of Judaism whereas while spotting the activities of those teams and people who, whereas rejecting many non secular norms, have selected to hitch the Jewish neighborhood in critical and noticeable methods?

    This quantity deals a variety of historic, theological, Halakhic, academic and communal views at the demanding situations and concerns confronted via those that pastime to construct bridges with believing and non-believing Jews in our neighborhood, whereas steadfastly protecting their sacred commitments.
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  • Download E-books Judaism and Other Religions: Models of Understanding PDF

    By Alan Brill

    With perception and scholarship, Alan Brill crisply outlines the conventional Jewish methods to different religions for an age of globalization. He presents a clean point of view on Biblical and Rabbinic texts, providing new methods of considering different faiths. within the majority of quantity, he develops the types of theology of religions for Jewish textual content and arranges the texts in accordance category typical in interfaith paintings: inclusivist, exclusivist, universalist, and pluralist. Judaism and different Religions is vital for a Jewish theological figuring out of a few of the matters in encounters with different religions. With ardour and readability, Brill argues that during present day global of robust non secular passions and intolerance, it's important to move past secular tolerance towards reasonable and mediating spiritual positions. 

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  • Download E-books The Ancient Synagogue from Its Origins to 200 C.E.: A Source Book PDF

    By Anders Runesson, Donald D Binder

    Regardless of the hot explosion of study on old synagogues, investigators within the box have hitherto been compelled to cull appropriate proof from an enormous collection of scholarly courses. This quantity gathers for the 1st time the entire basic resource fabric at the early synagogues up during the moment Century C. E. with regards to literary, epigraphic and papyrological proof, catalog entries include the texts of their unique language and in English translation. For archaeological is still, entries offer technical descriptions in addition to plans and images. All listings are followed by means of bibliographic citations and interpretative reviews. An creation frames the present country of synagogue learn, whereas huge indices and cross-references enable for simple position of particular allusions. An appendix to the catalog includes resource fabrics on Jewish temples open air of Jerusalem.
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  • Download E-books The Mystical Experience in Abraham Abulafia (Suny Series in the Anthropology of Work) PDF

    By Moshe Idel

    This ebook represents the 1st wide-scale presentation of a huge Jewish mystic, the founding father of the ecstatic Kabbalah. It encompasses a description of the concepts hired through his grasp, together with the function of tune. there's a dialogue of the features of his mystical adventure and the erotic imagery wherein it used to be expressed. in accordance with the entire extant manuscript fabric of Abulafia, this e-book opens tips to a brand new realizing of Jewish mysticism. It issues to the significance of the ecstatic Kabbalah for the later advancements in mystical Judaism.
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